Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Yes another Intergroom first timer....help!!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • epilady
    replied
    Go for it!

    I have seen several people "come out of nowhere" and win classes at Intergroom. Diane Harrison showed up with a Kerry several years ago( like ten) and won the class (I was judging with Geri Kelly) . Her dog was stunning! Just pretend that you are late to the show, have only two hours to get ready and you have the #1 terrier in the country and the points really count today as the #2 is hot on your heels! How's that for pressure?
    Many times I have pushed myself that way by pretending in my head that the owners showed up late and did not groom the dog at all and now its up to me to make the dog presentable and win. It works!

    Leave a comment:


  • petgroomaustralia
    replied
    I say just go for it and have fun. If you think that you wont have a chance against the experienced competition groomers then you wont put tons of pressure on yourself and will be able to relax somewhat and just soak in the experience. Winning isnt the most important thing in life, enjoying yourself is.

    Leave a comment:


  • Particentral
    replied
    I agree it is npt quite fair. Three years ago they bumped me up and their reason was that I was "well known in the industry" and that my "teaching would make me required to enter GOTY" but I was teaching an apprentice and nowhere in the rules does it say "well known people" must enter A.

    Wait to read the rules to make your decision. They may have changed them or they may decide you don''t fit that requirement.

    Leave a comment:


  • Elmodoggie
    replied
    no choice I guess

    I completely understand..so Groomer of the Year it is, that is a hell of a place to stick someone that has never competed in grooming competitions at all before....I have not finished a championship on one bedlington but last year finsihed my 39th champion.
    OK my nerves are now making me rethink this....
    Not sure that is how I want to start all of this by facing off with so many over the top experienced groomers, use to competing and not standing a chance given the politics that can be involved as well.
    Carol

    Leave a comment:


  • Particentral
    replied
    Intergroom has odd rules. IF you are a professional handler or have owner handled to a finished CH then you MUST enter Groomer of the year, regardless of previous competition wins. I don't neccesarily agree with it, but it is the way it is. It started a few years ago when one of the top cocker handlers in the country decided to enter RS....

    Leave a comment:


  • WinterElixir
    replied
    Originally posted by Elmodoggie View Post
    I cannot figure out where I exactly belong in all of this.
    I intend on entering Rising Star (novice) I have never competed before.
    Do I have to do prep work there?
    What exactly is determined as prep work?
    Do I need my own table???? (seen a lot about this)
    How much growth should be on the dog?
    Where should I put a bedlington entry, terriers,other pure breeds?
    How much time do we have????
    I mean I am as green as they come....
    At least to this kind of competition...
    All help appreciated
    Carol
    Ok yes, you would want to enter Rising Star.

    Prep work is best done ahead of time... some people do it in the ring, but if this is your first time, you will probably already be stressing a little, so you want to do your prep work ahead of time when you are paying close attention to little details. Prep work includes plucking and cleaning ears (squeeky clean), trimming and filing nails as short as possible (and make sure the nail beds are clean, especially on a dog with light nails), the paw pads clipped out (and make sure they are clipped well, many a first places have been lost due to sloppy paws with hairs sticking out). And lastly, the belly and underside of tail.

    For tables, check the website or show booklet, it sometimes varies depending on how many tables they have versus how many competitors are entered.

    For hair growth you need at least 6 weeks, no more than 8 I'd suggest. Some people think the more hair they bring the better, but it is almost impossible to get a nice smooth finish on a coat (especially a bedlington) when you have that much length to take off. 6 weeks is a good rule of .

    Your bedlington, if styled in a traditional breed trim (either American or European style) would be in the Terrier class (they split the classes at Intergroom, there is Terriers - for kerry blues, wheatens, bedlingtons, etc, and there is Handstripping - for harsh coated dogs that will be stripped).

    I believe you get 2 hours, but I am not 100% positive... again, check the website/booklet for rules and time allotted. It may be height dependant.

    Leave a comment:


  • bubblesaway
    replied
    Ummmm You will be in" Groomer of the Year " Dear! You mention on another post your a handler and have a handling business ... All Handlers must enter Groomer of the Year!..

    Leave a comment:


  • Particentral
    replied
    You will have to wait to get some of the answers as teh website is not up yet.

    Bedlingtons are terriers. Time is not posted yet. Tables are still questionable as they are not posted yet.

    Prepwork is pads, nails, ears, genitals. It needs to be done prior to pre judging.

    Leave a comment:


  • bubblesaway
    replied
    Originally posted by Elmodoggie View Post
    I cannot figure out where I exactly belong in all of this.
    I intend on entering Rising Star (novice) I have never competed before.
    You will need to read the rules, when there posted
    Do I have to do prep work there?
    You can do your prep work before you come.
    What exactly is determined as prep work?
    Do I need my own table???? (seen a lot about this)
    Nobody is sure, That info will be listed on the website soon, I hope.
    How much growth should be on the dog?
    at least 6 wks, agian it will be posted in the rules.
    Where should I put a bedlington entry, terriers,other pure breeds?
    I would think Terriers.
    How much time do we have????
    it will be in the rules as well.
    I mean I am as green as they come....
    At least to this kind of competition...
    Do you show them? Have you finish a Champion? From that statement and your pic's, You may have to be in Groomer of year.. agian you need to read the rules.. Yes I said it alot, but never take anyones word, always double check your self. They should be up soon..
    Good Luck and Have fun
    Carol[/QUOTE]

    Leave a comment:


  • Elmodoggie
    started a topic Yes another Intergroom first timer....help!!

    Yes another Intergroom first timer....help!!

    I cannot figure out where I exactly belong in all of this.
    I intend on entering Rising Star (novice) I have never competed before.
    Do I have to do prep work there?
    What exactly is determined as prep work?
    Do I need my own table???? (seen a lot about this)
    How much growth should be on the dog?
    Where should I put a bedlington entry, terriers,other pure breeds?
    How much time do we have????
    I mean I am as green as they come....
    At least to this kind of competition...
    All help appreciated
    Carol
Working...
X